1. [ noun ] (politics) an organization to gain political power
Synonyms: political_party

"in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level"

Related terms: organization Republican_Party Constitutional_Union_Party Communist_Party Anti-Masonic_Party Federalist_Party Liberal_Party Democratic_Party Democratic-Republican_Party Farmer-Labor_Party Free_Soil_Party Communist_Party Greenback_Party Labour_Party green_party Liberty_Party Militant_Tendency Nazi_Party People's_Party Progressive_Party Prohibition_Party black_panthers Social_Democratic_Party Socialist_Labor_Party Socialist_Party States'_Rights_Democratic_Party Whig_Party third_party Conservative_Party American_Party American_Labor_Party guomindang war_party opposition political_system
2. [ noun ] an occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment

"he planned a party to celebrate Bastille Day"

Related terms: affair cocktail_party tea_party feast bunfight house_party dance jolly whist_drive ceilidh birthday_party bash
3. [ noun ] a band of people associated temporarily in some activity
Synonyms: company

"they organized a party to search for food" "the company of cooks walked into the kitchen"

Related terms: set fatigue_party party_to_the_action rescue_party search_party stretcher_party landing_party war_party company
4. [ noun ] a group of people gathered together for pleasure

"she joined the party after dinner"

Related terms: social_gathering dinner reception dance open_house reunion sociable wedding soiree housewarming shower garden_party masquerade hen_party slumber_party whist_drive stag_party shindig
5. [ noun ] (law) a person involved in legal proceedings

"the party of the first part"

Related terms: person assignee litigant vouchee John_Doe contractor richard_roe assignor jane_doe intervenor reversioner tort-feasor law
6. [ adjective ] (politics) based upon or representing political parties

"party politics" "party leaders"

Related terms: partisan
7. [ verb ] have or participate in a party

"The students were partying all night before the exam"

Related terms: celebrate rave
Similar spelling:   part